Despite blowing a 18-point halftime lead in a 55-48 Red River Showdown loss to the Oklahoma Sooners., the Texas Longhorns remain ranked in the latest AP top 25 poll, falling four spots from No. 21 to No. 25.
Texas fell out of the USA Today Coaches Poll, though, after entering the weekend at No. 23.
Despite the heartbreaking fashion in which Texas’ loss to Oklahoma, Steve Sarkisian’s program won’t have much time to lick their wounds with the upcoming schedule sure to pose several more challenges. Next Saturday, Texas will host undefeated and No. 12 Oklahoma State. Then, following a bye week, the Horns will visit 5-1 Baylor before another road stand against Iowa State, which Texas is projected to lose, per ESPN’s FPI.
So, at the midpoint of the season, Sark’s program will have their hands full, not only addressing their on-the-field woes, but dealing with some solid on-field competition in the coming weeks.
That begins on Saturday morning against the Pokes, as kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CT.